Archive for ‘February, 2014’

Relating to our Media

  I was at a family gathering a few weeks ago, talking to a friend of my mother’s who was working on a romance novel. She…

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Moving On Up: Gentrification and Inequality

  For longtime residents of  “the Mission,” one of San Francisco’s most distinguished neighborhoods, the community’s rapidly changing demographic is a regular topic of public discussion.…

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Sunday Links: February 16, 2014

  Here are this week’s links.   On poetry, politics, horror, and the ways that we make sense of them. [The New Yorker]   Entrepreneurs on…

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Freedom Isn’t Free

The Internet was thrown into an uproar on January 14, 2014, when the DC Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an FCC regulation protecting Net Neutrality.…

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What’s in a Name?

  In American culture, there is no marriage of art and commerce as spectacular and ritualistically prominent as Super Bowl commercials. A couple days before the…

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Sunday Links: February 9, 2014

  Here are this week’s links:   BRICS and a quiet economic success story for Mexico, Singapore, and Colombia. [Foreign Affairs]   Is gentrification a uniformly…

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The Real Issue With Richard Sherman

  If America’s sportswriters have made one thing abundantly clear this past week it is that Richard Sherman is not a thug. Sure, he may have…

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On Historical Emulation

  I try, generally, not to write against specific articles– it usually isn’t useful to. A writer may understand an issue better than another, or have…

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TBT: Randolph Bourne’s “Transnational America”

  During the Super Bowl, Coca Cola ran an ad that featured a multi-lingual rendition of “America the Beautiful.” I personally thought that the ad was…

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On Images of the Apocalypse

On May 21st, 2011, the day the world was predicted to end, it was thundering and lightning outside. My high school friends and I sat in…

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